This volume forms the first part of one of the finest general introductions to the medieval world of recent times. Lavishly illustrated, with numerous accompanying maps and charts, each of the three volumes presents a synthesis of scholarly research and interpretation, translated from the original French and revised thoroughly for an English speaking readership. The two further volumes, on 950-1250 and 1250-1520, are also available.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
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Table of ContentsList of colour plates; Acknowledgements; Glossary; Introduction Robert Fossier; Part I. Dawn in the West: c. 950–1100: 1. Europe in the year 1000 Jean-Pierre Poly; 2. The birth of Christian Europe: 950–1100 André Vauchez; 3. The establishment of states Robert Fossier; 4. Explosions within Islam: late ninth to late eleventh centuries Henri Bresc and Pierre Guichard; 5. The last gleam of Byzantium: 950–1070 Alain Ducellier; Part II. The Rise of Europe: Twelfth to Mid-Thirteenth Centuries: 6. The beginning of European expansion Robert Fossier; 7. The leap forward Robert Fossier; 8. The structuring of society Robert Fossier; 9. A strict normalisation André Vauchez; Part III. The East in Decline: Twelfth to Mid Thirteenth Centuries: 10. Islam dethroned Robert Mantran; 11. The death throes of Byzantium: 1080–1261 Alain Ducellier; Bibliography.